Everest Base Camp trek is certainly one of the most famous treks in the world that fascinates everyone who does it. The classic Everest Base Camp trek is completed in 10 days, which will be an experience of a lifetime.
If you are busy person or simply don’t want to spend longer days on the trail and wish to have shorter trek, than this trek will surely fits you.
This EBC 10 days trek is suitable all adventure lovers, which is another version of Everest Base Camp Trek and can be completed in just 10 days. As a whole you can enjoy almost everything of regular EBC in fewer days.
But never forget that, this 10 days trip exclude Kathmandu arrival, departure and spending a day in Namchebazaar. You will begin and end your trekking from Lukla. During this trek you will explore different beautiful landscapes, stunning view of Mt Everest from Kalapatthar.
This 10 days Everest Base Camp trek is great replacement of regular 15 days Everest Base Camp trek as it offers you almost same natural beauties as classic EBC trek.
After you arrive to Lukla by domestic flight from Kathmandu you will take short rest. During flight you get awesome views of stunning mountains. After your rest you will trek to Phakding by following the Dudh Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge. The trails is full of Chorten, Mani stone and prayer flag. After tiring first day trek you will spend a night on Phakding.
After long day trek you will reach Namche Bazar. There awaits the sight of golden mountains at the sunset that will surely amaze you. You do not bother in resting rather you enjoy the beautiful view at the time of sunset. You will be staying a night at Namce Bazar.
On the third day our trekking journeys starts early (around 6 am) through narrow path. The trail offers you the amazing views of Mt Amadablam, Mt Everest Mt Tawache, Mt Thamserku and many more. After few hours of walking through the rhododendron forest you will reach at the hill top village of Tengboche is popular due to largest monastery. You will rest here for a night.
The fourth day trek starts with descending through the rhododendron forests and then some steep climbs. You will need to climb many mani stones before reaching to Pangboche.
Then, from Pangboche following the trail, you will ascend to Somare from there to Orsho and finally to Dingboche. Meanwhile, on the way to Dingboche you will observe lots of yak grazing, as it is famous for summer settlements for the yak grazing. The trail to Dingboche also offers you a stunning view of mountains like Lhotse, Amadablam. We are sure that Dingboche will fascinate you beyond expectations.
On the fifth day, the trekking trail leads upward into grassland. Then you will cross the suspensions bridge to Thukla, and then a steep trek will lead you to Lobuche pass. You observe various colorful prayer flags, khagan chorten and also a cemetery ground with many memorials for those who lost their lives on the mountain.
In Lobuche, there is high altitude research center which operates communication facility for rescue operation. Here also you spend a night.
On the sixth day, after having breakfast, you will be trekking towards the Gorakshep over the wide trails. The trail also offers the view of the khumbu glacier and mountains. In Gorakshep, you will take to the Everest Base Camp, the most fascinating part of this trek. After spending some beautiful moment at EBC you will head back to Gorakshep for spending the night.
Early morning on the seventh day, you will head up to kalapatthar, offers 360 degree of beautiful Mountain View along with khumbu glacier.
From the kalapatther viewpoint you see the Mt. Everest again very closer. That might be so exciting when you are done with exploring the mountains you will trek back to Gorashep and then head down to pheriche the beautiful valley surrounded by rocky hill and mountains.
Today you will trek back to Namche Bazzar following the same trail of Dud Koshi river.you will stop for lunch and tea break in different places.
You will again need to follow the same trail crossing the suspension bridge and through rhodendron and pine forest ,passing through different mani stone ,chorten and stupas .After this exciting trek down you will reach the Namche Bazzar and spend the night.
After a long walk of 8 hours you will reach Lukla ,on the ninth day of your trek. Lukla is a end of your trek and can celebrate you amazing achievement. You will spend a night at Lukla.
Today is last day of trek, you will have beautiful flight back to Kathmandu. You will be saying good bye to magnificent mountains on reaching Kathmandu airport. From Kathmandu airport you will be transferred to respective hotel in on time.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
- Transportation to and from!!
- Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
- Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
- Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
- First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
- All the required permits and paperwork
The Trip Cost Excludes
- International Airfare
- Visa Charges
- Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
- Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
- Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
- Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
Frequently asked Questions
Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.
Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.
Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.
For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.